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Employing people with learning disabilities

Learning Disability Awareness Week runs from 19-24 June 2017. Remploy’s Disability Ambassador Tony Collins wants more employers to take on people with learning disabilities, and we’re here to support! With employment rates for disabled people depressingly low at just 6%, Remploy’s mission is to help employers realise the benefits of employing a more diverse workforce. […] Read More

What not to say to a deaf person

Things not to say to a deaf person

“You don’t look deaf” “Can you hear me now?” “It doesn’t matter” These are just some of the things deaf people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of hearing means they cannot speak, to receiving an instant apology when people have dared to say “Are you listening?”… There are certain things that […] Read More

Deaf Awareness Week 15 - 21 May 2017

Bobby learns to communicate with deaf people

I’m proud to be able to communicate with deaf people in their own language In support of deaf awareness week, I wanted to share my passion for British Sign Language (BSL). I work as an advisor in Scotland and I am one of Remploy’s six disability ambassadors’. It was when I first started working at […] Read More

Epilepsy affects around 600,000 people in the UK

How much do you know about epilepsy?

This week is National Epilepsy Week (14 – 20 May). Supported by Epilepsy Action, the week aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and gather support for people with epilepsy. Did you know… epilepsy is the one of the most common serious neurological conditions in the world and affects around 600,000 people in the UK, that’s […] Read More

Thriving in work with mental health

Thriving in work with mental health

We’re nearing the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, where we have been sharing examples of our colleagues who are thriving at work – even with a mental health condition. You can too! Kate’s story Kate Williams, Employment Advisor at Remploy, has experienced anxiety and depression. Here’s her story… I have suffered from anxiety and […] Read More

How do you thrive with mental health? Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

How do you thrive with mental health?

We are halfway through Mental Health Awareness Week (#MHAW17 on Twitter). The national theme is surviving or thriving. We want to support more people with a mental health condition to thrive. Laura Turner, Lead Disability Ambassador at Remploy, shares her experience of mental health issues and how she has been able to thrive… Paws for thought A […] Read More

Removing the stigma of mental health in the workplace - Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

Removing the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today, 8 May. Gareth Parry, Remploy Chief Executive, discusses how to remove the stigma of mental health in the workplace. The challenge of removing the stigma around mental health is one of the major issues facing the business community and wider society, in particular, today. The figures are staggering: One […] Read More

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Remploy leads on disability confidence

Did you know Remploy is one of only 13 companies in the UK to have been awarded ‘Leader’ status by the national Disability Confident scheme operated by the Department for Work and Pensions? The accolade, which is the highest award, recognises an employer dedicated to supporting people with disabilities or health conditions in the workplace, […] Read More

Things not to say to a blind person

Things not to say to a blind person

“You don’t look blind” “What’s the point in getting your hair styled?” “Oh, you have an actual job?” These are just some of the things blind and partially sighted people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of sight means they have other superhero (a la Daredevil) powers, to receiving an instant apology […] Read More

Good access? Bad access?

It is 2017 and still, disabled people face a number of access barriers when visiting public places such as restaurants, museums, sports venues etc. Did you know 95 per cent of disabled people research a venue’s accessibility before visiting*? We still have a way to go Disabled Access Day is a day to celebrate good […] Read More